Cute jungle classroom theme…the decorations are all inexpensive and easy to DIY! Ideas for a rules tree bulletin board, a tiki hut reading area, and activities for a kindergarten/first grade classroom.
My classroom is basically finished! I have a couple more things to do…I'm making a tiki hut reading area in the corner, and my principal is letting me use her animal print bookshelves. Besides a few little things, here's what we've got!
My behavior management board…I'm going to have monkeys to swing from the “vines,” and each day the students have a good day they'll stay on the green vine!
Excuse the air conditioner vents on the counter. 🙂
I painted the countertops black and the background white to match the rest of the class. The leaves were made out of butcher paper!
My job board…I have these cute jungle rulers with animal faces on them ordered, and each student will have one. They'll rotate jobs each day!
The books are still all over the rug…the bookshelf will go between the desks and the giraffe rug.
Updated: Several people have asked where the rugs came from. The big giraffe print rug is from Walmart.com…and believe it or not, it was on clearance! You can just go to the site and type in “giraffe rug” and it might come up – but this was purchased several years ago now. The smaller animal print rug is from Kirkland's…I don't know if the whole country has those, but it's a home decorating store we have throughout the southeast.
You can see my word wall underneath the board. For those non-teachers, a word wall represents all of the words you learn throughout the year, so the students have continual exposure to new vocabulary. My FABULOUS Promethean board is above that.
One of the reading areas…if I have enough bamboo left from the tiki hut I'm going to make a “fence” behind that blank wall.
My small group center – with student writing sample display behind that!
This is where the tiki hut is going. You can see the blue tape where the walls are going to go, and it's going to have a thatched roof!
I am SO lucky I have six computers!
Looking at the room from the back corner (where the hut will go) – I still have to put the nameplates on the desks, but I don't have my class list yet.